Street Fighter uppercuts VC, Vikings invade DSi

Nintendo Update: Capcom's original World Warrior pummels Wii, alongside Carnival Kings, "Aha! I Got It!" Escape Game; DSi gets Battle of Giants: Dragons.

Capcom is gearing up to release Super Street Fighter IV this spring, the latest installment in its decades-old fighting franchise. Those curious to find out how the franchise started may be interested in this week's Nintendo Update, as the TurboGrafx-16 edition of Capcom's original 2D brawler (called Fighting Street) is now available through the Wii's Virtual Console for 800 Wii points ($8).

In addition to Sega's classic shoot-'em-up R-Type ($5) also hitting the Virtual Console this week, three family-friendly original games have been added to the WiiWare Channel. Incredible Technologies Carnival Kings costs 700 Wii points ($7) and features a variety of amusement-park-themed minigames for up to two. Ateam's "Aha! I Got It!" Escape Game is a puzzle-heavy adventure game that can be had for 500 Wii points ($5). Lastly, Aksys' Family Card Games deals out Daifugo, Speed, and Memory for 500 Wii points ($5).

Ryu certainly hasn't changed much.

Nintendo's DSiWare shop is also in for a busy week, as three new titles are now available for download for the multifunctional portable. Ubisoft's Battle of Giants: Dragons - Bronze Edition tasks gamers with exploring a mythical land as a magical dragon, hunting for 25 stolen bronze gems across 10 levels. The 800 DSi point ($8) title also lets up to four players compete in head-to-head combat.

BiP Media has released its portable strategy title Viking Invasion onto Nintendo's handheld this week for 800 DSi points ($8) as well. The game sees players fending off Asgard's legions by constructing defenses and other fortifications across 10 levels, a campaign mode, a survival mode, and three difficulty settings. Nintendo's Sparkle Snapshot rounds out the DSi's offerings this week for 500 points ($5) and offers new frames, backgrounds, and more for pictures taken with the handheld's camera.

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32 comments
KoruKinshi
KoruKinshi

Down, Down-Forward, Forward + Pressure button SMASH! = Hadoken...maybe....3/10 times. o.o

Glade_Gnarr
Glade_Gnarr

It's a great pice of history, but then again, it's also a great piece of crap.

BloodMist
BloodMist

Hahaha, i actually played Street Fighter 1 in the arcades way back when.Yeah, it's not very good at all, i wouldn't pay anything for it.

Qirexian
Qirexian

This Capcom recipe really never gets old... As long as there are people buying reheated meals that were prepared a thousand years ago, be damn sure that Capcom will keep that oven running...

KillerWabbit23
KillerWabbit23

Who cares about the original Street Fighter? Stop releasing crap and start releasing classics, Nintendo. I want my FF6 fix. And @ ayumi_miyazaki- You'll what? Break into NOA and force them to stop this madness? I'm in!

DrKill09
DrKill09

The original Street Fighter was pure garbage. Don't know why they'd bother. I pretend it doesn't exist. SFII was a huge leap ahead for the series.

ralphikari
ralphikari

"Sega's classic shoot-'em-up R-Type" Get your facts stright GS. Sega only did a crude R-Type port for their Master System.

oldschoolKEN
oldschoolKEN

What the hell $8 for the ORIGINAL Street Fighter? Thats hilarious. People are gonna be angry.

JRD1912
JRD1912

SF1 was/is HORRIBLE. It was barely an ok game with its huge buttons you would punch when I played it in the back of a Snyder's drug store in the early 80s.

NV27
NV27

Aww.. I thought GameSpot meant the arcade version of SF2. :(

YoJim8obaJoe
YoJim8obaJoe

lol the original SF wasnt worth that price when it first came out,let alone now

ayumi_miyazaki
ayumi_miyazaki

Wake up capcom! Put the legendary super nintendo entertainment system's version of street fighter alpha 2 on the virtual console right now or I'll.....................

Shinobi120
Shinobi120

@SecularSage: I agree with you. They can have that game for all I care. I played SF1 back on Capcom Classics Collection, Volume 2 for PS2 & it was awful.

paulliddell
paulliddell

This is money making at its best. street fighter 4 gets released and a load of young people think "hmmm where did it all begin". transending time backwards realising that it came from a particualaly crappy game but hey. they payed to find that out. Like I said money making at its best. now I say lets release tekken 1 on xbox live just to see what happens.....anyone...$$

Rokon37
Rokon37

Street Fighter I's only place in history is that it's the game that sucked just enough quarters out of curious passers-by to give Capcom the money to make Street Fighter II. It did its job, and I salute it for it, but playing it for more than 10 minutes now might very well drive you insane.

leeko_link
leeko_link

I rather pay 8 bucks for the SNES version of Street Fighter Alpha 2 than for a TG-CD version of the first Street Fighter. Then again I would pay any dollars just to have a good Capcom brawler (Darkstalkers, CyberBots, Pocket Fighter, Super SFII Turbo, etc.) for VC Arcade than those two crappy ports.

tremor33
tremor33

good idea... but I'll be saving the money I would spend on this and put it towards Super Street Fighter IV

alkaline_DnB
alkaline_DnB

the first street fighter was horrible, why are they even releasing it? i tried it on MAME and the controls were awful. Way of the Warrior for the 3DO had better hit detection lol. not a good game at all.

jcouch2020
jcouch2020

paying 8 bucks for this would be like paying 8 bucks for a kick to the nuts

gnbfd
gnbfd

lol "Fighting Street" still not buying though The last time I bought a game from VC was last year...

enix165
enix165

$8 for SF1? Meh, nothing of interest...=/ Aren't TG16 games supposed to be $6 anyways? I could be wrong, but early this year it was that way...

enoslives7
enoslives7

They are charging WAY too much for these downloads. I would not pay more than 2.99 for any of them.

mikeyvp87
mikeyvp87

The first Street Fighter was awful. It became great but still awful.

gatsbythepig
gatsbythepig

Yeah... I guess. I always hated arcade ports to consoles. This game is a prime example.

shabulia
shabulia

@nintendoboy16 They changed the name for the home release to avoid copyright problems back then. Games were handled by different publishers and the business hadn't asserted itself as it has done now. It's the same game, but the home release had to be renamed something different from the arcade release to protect NEC and Capcom more than anything at the time.

nintendoboy16
nintendoboy16

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SecularSage
SecularSage

Ugh. I feel sorry for ANYONE who pays good money for the original Street Fighter. It might be an important, genre-beginning title, but it still sucks.

atopp399
atopp399

There still isn't a reason for me to upgrade from my DS Lite to the DSi.